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hello, and thank you for joining us at noon. i'm andrea roane. we begin with the widow of a soldier killed in niger, speaking out for
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time. both about the mystery surrounding her son's death, and the highly scrutinized phone call she received from president trump. >> reporter: her husband was one of four soldiers killed in an ambush earlier this month in niger. mrs.johnson says the president couldn't remember his name. >> i heard him stumbling on trying to remember my husband name. and that what hurt me the most, because if my husband is out here fighting for our country, and he risked his life for our country, why can't you remember his name. >> reporter: she confirmed the account, that president trump said her husband, la david johnson knew what he signed up for, and she was upset by his tone of voice. she also complained she has not been allowed to see her husband's body, and has been told nothing about his death. >> i don't know how he got killed,
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>> reporter: president trump said the conversation was respectful, and that he spoke johnson's name from the beginning. as a candidate, he sparred with khizr khan. >> i wish somebody would advise him dignity. most dignity for these families. >> johnson's funeral was over the weekend in florida. his widow has a baby due in january, and says she will tell the little girl her father died a hero. now to fort bragg, in north carolina, where army sergeant bowe bergdahl arrived for a sentencing hearing this morning. he was supposed to learn his fate for leaving his post in afghanistan in 2009. a military judge suspended the hearing until wednesday. bergdahl could spend the rest of his life behind
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pleading guilty to misbehavior before the enemy, and desertion. two people are dead, and a third victim is fighting for their life, following a triple shooting in alexandria. that's in the landmark section of the city. authorities have yet to release the names of the victims, or what led up to the shooting. but police do tell us there is no threat to the community. an investigation is underway into a deadly crash, motorcycle crash this morning in the district. police say the rider of the cycle lost control and hit a small retaining wall. it happened in the 4800 block on arkansas avenue, between decater street, and iowa avenue. the name of the deceased has not been released. the crash scene closed through the morning rush hour has since reopened. police say two bicyclists killed in dewey beach, delaware over the weekend were from the district. they were pronounced dead outside the star board bar and restaurant
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we're told the men were recently married. police say they were hit by the 61-year-old driver of a chevy suburban who blacked out after suffering a medical emergency. and in prince george's county now, where there's extra security on hand at one local county high school. someone made a threat on social media last night to eleanor roosevelt high school in greenbelt. the principle is taking the threat seriously, and releasing the statement. this evening, we were notified by the media of a potential threat on social media, that was circulating. at which point, we began an active investigation. we take all threats of this nature seriously. we will be adding additional resources tomorrow. there have been no incidents so far. there's more fallout in hollywood regarding the harvey weinstein scandal. now the director's guild of america announced it has
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disciplinary charges against the disgraced movie producer. adding that every individual has the right to a safe workplace. at an awards show over the weekend, more celebrities weighed in on the scandal. >> i mean, disgusting. there's really no other way to put it. >> and now men have to step up, and let women know we have their backs. >> we need to keep the focus on the survivers. the perpetrators need to be held accountable, but i love stepping into this movement to say this is a societal ill, it is so prevalent. we can't make it about one person in hollywood, we have to make it on the whole. >> a criminal investigation into the matter is still pending. there are new sexual harassment accusations in hollywood this time against long time righter and director james toback. 38
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far accusing toback. the women say he used his hollywood credentials to get them into abusive situationses. his writing credits include bugsy and the pick up artist. former fox news anchor bill o'reilly is promising to speak out on what he calls lies. it -- the times also claims o'reilly agreed to pay out $35 million to a former fox news contributor. more on the fallout. >> a civil lawsuit against you. >> reporter: the "new york times" reports bill o'reilly agreed to pay frequent contributor, reese wheels $32 millio
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included harassment and the sending of gay pornography. just one month later, fox news' parent company, 21st century fox, resigned the host to a new contract. over the weekend, the company issued a statement, saying it was aware of the threat and suit, but was informed by mr. o'reilly he settled the matter. criticism came from within fox news itself. >> this is a significant set back for fox. there's no question about it, it's embarrassing. >> if fox news or any other company gets wind of a confidential settlement, albeit private, it still has to disclose. >>
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settled the matters privately, because he wanted to protect his children from the controversy. commenting on the "new york times" report, gretchen carlson tweeted nobody pays $32 million for false allegations. nobody. >> bill o'reilly is promising to give his side of the story in reaction to the "new york times" report sometime later today. the national archives is scheduled to release thousands of secret files on the assassination of president john f. kennedy this week. many people still question what happened on that day in dallas in 1963. in fact, at least 61% of americans believe the convicted shooter, lee harvey oswald did not act alone. >> the conspiracy community is
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united about having 100%transparency and disclosure. >> historians do not think there are any bombshells in the files, although they do believe it will shed light on assassin lee harvey oswald's mystery trip to mexico city just weeks before the shooting. there were a lot laughs and star power last night. david letterman received the award for humor at foggy bottom. >> everything was fine until you went off the air. you abandoned us. you went out for a pack of cigarettes and left us to live with an abusive orange stepfather. [applause] he did this. funding for the kennedy
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has just been cut off. >> when you are anointed, you rise above all your fellow men and women. hello down there. >> do you hear that? what is that? >> that's mark twain rolling over in his grave. >> ahh. >> you can see the ceremony honoring david letterman, november 20 on tbs. you can look out the window, and see the skies are gloomy. a look at what's ahead for today and the rest of the week. >> we had fog, low lying clouds. you've got to love david letterman's retirement beard though. you're seeing a little bit of sunshine coming through. you walk outside, it does not feel
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it feels more like late summertime. we got that humidity out there. you can kind of feel the mugginess in the air. up to 72 degrees. i am seeing breaks in the clouds, so i expect to see temperatures continue to rise up about another 5 degrees. our dew points are in the mid- 60s, which for this time of the year, that means something's up. our next cold front is going to be arriving. this will be the warmest day of the workweek. we're up to 72 in frederick. 73 fredericksburg, and look at this first alert live doppler radar. we're starting to see showers from the west. we've got a cold front coming in. i'll time out the rain and the cool temperatures coming your way, coming up in a few minutes, and you can always get that seven-day forecast on our wusa9 app. ahead on wusa9 news at noon, fear and anxiety grip a florida neighborhood amid the possibility a serial killer is in their midst. plus, we'll tell you ho
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their scars for works of art. we'll be right back.
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vowould be a disaster forion virginia families.e adams supports letting insurance companies deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. seniors would be charged thousands more. 685,000 virginians would lose their health care. and adams is against medicaid expansion - denying coverage to thousands of veterans, children and the disabled. john adams: higher costs, less coverage, hurting virginians. mark: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad.
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welcome back to the news at noon, tampa police are warning residents of the seminole heights neighborhood to be on high alert, and not walk alone at night, following the deaths of three people. the search is underway for a person seen walking in a surveillance video, wearing a hoody the night of the first murder. police say there is no link between the three victims. people in the neighborhood lit candles, and walked in rememberrence of the people who were gunned down over the past two weeks. to prince george's county now, where a boutique for breast cancer survivers is coming. the
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and lingerie for women of all sizes, and shapes. jones lost her grandmother to breast cancer, and she says she'sexcited to work with dr. hampton. >> my grandmother was such a strong, and beautiful woman, and her shopping experience didn't express that. she'd walk into medical supply stores, and go behind a curtain to get prosthetics that weren't even in her skin tone, and they didn't fit right. eventually, she just stopped wearing them. >> it opens next spring during the annual cherry blossom festival in d.c. survivers of breast cancer often face a long, painful journey, even after their cancer is in remission, the scars of surgery are a constant reminder of what they went through. we want you
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replace those scars. >> did you ever think you were going to get a tatoo when you were younger? >> heavens no. >> really? >> six artists have donated their entire day to provide free mastectomy coverage. >> it's going to be really cool. i'm super excited. >> some shading on it too? >> oh, yeah. >> i like it. >> this is so beautiful. i am going on 16 years as a breast cancer surviver. >> nice. >> it's hard to look at the scars. >> that would be tough. i had my scars replaced with tatoos in 2014. i didn't realize that really, the scars were always still the first thing i saw when i looked in the mirror. i never saw anything beautiful. now i see this beautiful, whimsical, personal, artwork that's just me and expresses who i
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two reveals. what do you think? >> scars aren't something that any of us, as breast cancer survivers chose. what we are left with after mastectomies is not us anymore. >> my perception of myself. my body image is improving today. >> all right, it is time for julie's reveal, everybody. >> oh, my goodness. >> being able to choose a piece of beautiful artwork makes us feel more like we have been able to close a chapter in our life, and be able to see something beautiful in the mirror. where before all we saw were some ugly scars. >> absolutely. >> six tatoo artists volunteered their services for the event, helping n
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back their lives, and return to normal. we've got some changes coming in the weather department. the next cold front will be arriving here as we go into tonight. this is going to bring a more humid feeling outside this afternoon. you're going to notice some breaks in the clouds. how breezy it is out there, and tonight, we've got rain, and thunderstorms moving in. 72 right now. it's muggy out there for this time of the year. winds at this hour, running 5 to 10 degrees. later this afternoon, winds are going to kick up in front of that. i do anticipate wind gusts this afternoon through tonight, to be in the order of 20 to 30 miles per hour. let's go into the satellite and radar, and zoom out behind this rain. all the thunderstorm activity we're going to see, there will be a cool down. let's time it out hour by hour. the rest of your monday for the most part is dry. we'll go to 4:00 in the afternoon. breaks in the clouds still. just a stray shower late this afternoon through the evening commute. so 8:00, we're
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but look at our future cast as we go into 11:00 tonight. here comes our cold front along with some embedded areas of showers and thunderstorms. gusty winds possible. wind gusts within some of those showers and thunderstorms could be about 40 miles an hour. we'll go into the midnight, 1:00 a.m. timeframe, and it's pushing into our western suburbs. manassas starting to see gusty showers. it might wake you up tonight. 3:00, moving right over the 95 corridor. as we go closer to tomorrow morning's early commute on tuesday, this is going to be moving pretty quickly. so the good news is by 4:00 a.m., maybe a lingering shower in the metro. then, we'll break out into some more sunshine tomorrow afternoon. it's going to be moving quickly enough to 0 where i'm not anticipating a flooding threat from this. but there could be a few spots that do end up with 1 inch total rain. others get less than half an inch. much cooler the rest of the week. 63 on wednesday. 65 on thursday. if you think that's cool, just wait until you see what's past
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could be only in the 50s. it is going to be turning a lot cooler out there. here's your seven day outlook. temperatures up near 77 today. the weekend looks like ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding, and taking away healthcare from thousands of virginians. enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you.
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the house of representatives gets back to work today, and the biggest item on the agenda this week is consideration of a $4 trillion budget passed in the senate last week. >> reporter: president trump urged house republicans to quickly pass the budget bill
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so they can move onto tax reform. >> i call it tax cuts. it is tax reform also, but it is tax cuts. it will be the biggest tax cuts in the history of this country. >> reporter: some conservatives may balk at the $1.5 trillion the budget adds to the deficit over the next decade. white house budget director says the tax cuts will spur more than enough growth to make up for the increased spending. the president will make the short trip from the white house to capitol hill tomorrow, to urge senators to pass his tax plan. he says they are hungry for a win. >> i think that we're going to have the votes for taxes, and i will say the fact that healthcare is so difficult, i think makes the taxes easier. >> reporter: president trump's daughter, and
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adviser ivanka trump will push for a tax cut this afternoon. president trump says there will be no change to tax incentives from 401(k) contributions. he appears to be responding to a report in the "new york times" that republicans were limiting the amount saved
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all right, it's very warm and humid outside today. we got some rain, showers, thunderstorms moving in tonight, and it turns cooler midweek. we've got 60s for wednesday. i think there
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spots in the 50s. >> you must enjoy this, because it is a challenge. >> it's fun. i love the roller coaster. >> they love it. thank you, melissa. that's it for wusa9 news at 9:00. i'll be back
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cripwould be a disaster for virginia families.e adams supports letting insurance companies deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. seniors would be charged thousands more. 685,000 virginians would lose their health care. and adams is against medicaid expansion - denying coverage to thousands of veterans, children and the disabled. john adams: higher costs, less coverage, hurting virginians. mark: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. ralcandidate for'm governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding, and taking away healthcare from thousands of virginians. enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you.
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[ slow music playing ] >> billy: perfect moment. perfect evening. i don't want it to end. >> phyllis: then let's hang on to it as long as we can. >> victoria: [ sighs ] [ knocking ] >> chelsea: victoria!

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